University application rates from disadvantaged areas: my ‘grounds for cautious optimism’ graph

by Stephen Tall on January 31, 2013

Over at LibDemVoice today, Mark Pack has produced an interesting graph showing an important trend: the narrowing gap in university application rates between 18 year-olds from the most disadvantaged areas and the most advantaged areas. Here’s my less sophisticated graphical attempt:

fees graphic

You can read my post from yesterday – University application rates in England at highest ever for disadvantaged groups, even post-£9k tuition feeshere. And at CentreForum, Gill Wyness has analysed the figures here.

7 comments

Think I will read Martin Lewis's independant verdict.

by Jayne Dore on January 31, 2013 at 1:32 pm. Reply #

Please do. Direct link here:
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/student-loans-tuition-fees-changes

by Stephen Tall on January 31, 2013 at 1:35 pm. Reply #

That's a pretty misleading graphic given the numbers https://twitter.com/PhilRodgers/status/297076539508527107.

by Phil Rodgers on January 31, 2013 at 8:20 pm. Reply #

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